• Deadline nears to get bricks for Armed Forces Memorial

    To the Editor: Citizens of Manhattan and Riley County are reminded that twice a year, names of veterans and loved ones are placed in the patio area of the Riley County Armed Forces Memorial. Names to be added in time .

  • Kobach ignored his duty in Taylor ballot controversy

    To the Editor: The Kansas Supreme Court in the case of Taylor v. Kobach applied elementary and uniformly recognized principles of statutory interpretation when it decided that Chad Taylor’s request to withdraw as a candidate for the U.S. .

  • KSU’s marching band was spectacular Saturday

    To the Editor: It was another good job by the KSU football team Saturday night. However, that was a superb performance by the Pride of Wildcat Land Marching Band. What a marvelous halftime show honoring our military service personnel. The .

  • K-State should bring back VIP parking west of stadium

    To the Editor: I was watching “College Game-day” on Saturday on ESPN; it featured tailgating at Ole Miss. It brought back good memories of when tailgating at K-State football games used to be that much fun. The current numbered parking .

  • Visitor will long remember act of kindness at Target

    To the Editor: I do not know if your newspaper has an “Acts of Kindness” column, but I want to share an experience that I had on Sept. 28 at the Target store in Manhattan.  After a day of kayaking, .

  • ‘Goofy’ election law exposes problems with partisanship

    To the Editor: Kansans have not always voted as blockheads and only for their party’s candidates. This pri-marily Republican state has elected Democrats for governor —women, at that. Also, Sens. Bob Dole and Nancy Kassebaum worked with both parties .

  • Even unopposed, Carlin deserves citizens’ votes

    To the Editor: Although Kansas state Rep. Sydney Carlin is running un-opposed in the 66th House District, I believe new residents need to know how she has served the interests of our city. One way is by being a strong .

  • Residents can learn about science of climate change

    To the Editor: In response to Monday’s letter to the editor by Richard Kramer, I would like to make this invitation. This spring I will be offering a UFM class on the science of climate change (class dates are .

  • Being part of Manhattan’s growth has been a pleasure

    To the Editor: How does one say “Thanks” to Bethany Knipp for her article about me in the Sept. 22 issue of the Mercury without sounding smug and self-aware? Probably can’t be done, but Bethany deserves my deep appreciation for .

  • Those certain of warming are the real climate deniers

    To the Editor: The hot air coming out of the recent climate change summit at the United Nations continued unabated, although the dwin-dling attendance spoke loudly to the waning interest and abject failure of the flawed notion that man has .

  • We were treated superbly on road trip to K-State game

    To the Editor: On Sept. 17, I got in the car here in Auburn with three buddies and headed for Kansas. We were looking forward to a nice fall trip to see Auburn play your Wildcats. Upon arriving on campus, we .

  • We enjoyed everything about Manhattan… almost

    To the Editor: When Kansas State and ESPN moved the KSU-Auburn football game to a Thursday night, my wife and I were thrilled. With our work schedules, we knew we would not be able to take off portions of two .


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